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How WWII changed India
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How WWII changed India

After spending six years as an infantry officer in the Indian Army, Srinath Raghavan took to a life in academia. Clearly, India's most important military historian, he has published three valuable books: War and Peace in Modern India and 1971, A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh, apart from editing a stellar collection of the legendary historian Sarvepalli Gopal's essays, The Collected Essays: Imperialists, Nationalists, Democrats. His latest book, India's War: The Making of Modern ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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How World War II changed India

'The origins of the model of planned economic development adopted by independent India was a direct consequence of the war.''The war provided an opportunity for groups at the margins of Indian society to find new avenues for mobility.''The war also led to the emergence of India as a major Asian power and set the stage for it to play a wider role in international politics.' IMAGE: Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, then a flight lieutenant, with pilots of No 1 Squadron by a Hawker Hurricane ...
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'I will go to China as a proud Indian, not as some half citizen'

Ninong Ering, the MP from Arunachal East, wants to meet his tribes folk across the border in China.But he is not going to make that trip on a stapled visa issued by China to residents of Arunachal Pradesh.'I will go on a regular visa and as a proud Indian,' the two-time MP tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com   "If I go to China I will go as a nagrik of India. I will go as a proud Indian citizen, not as a half citizen of China or India," says Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament from Arunachal ...
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'Our culture does not take life, but promotes it'

"The tiger is the epitome of evolution.""'Every tiger has a stripe pattern that is unique. Each tiger is unique."Dr Yadvendra Jhala wanted to be a zookeeper as a child. Today he's one of India's prominent field biologists and wildlife experts and says a career in wildlife is a romance with nature for a lifetime.He speaks to Archana Masih/Rediff.com on tigers and tiger conservation. Read ...
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'Not easy to know when, what will erupt in Kashmir and where'

'Kashmir is complex, conflicted and unpredictable.' 'Take the instance of Handwara and the killings there.''The need of the hour is more one of restraint in the violent reactions of the armed forces.''But restraint is wanting in Kashmir for a quarter of a century now.' IMAGE: Police fire tear gas at protestors after the Hanwara incident, April 12. Photograph: Umar Ganie Dr Siddiq Wahid, who received his masters and PhD from Harvard, is currently a Senior Fellow at the Centre of Policy ...
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'We are on the verge of a student movement'

'... A youth movement which could really transform our politics in a way that the existing elites don't understand.' 'The State can't suppress a young society like India where there are so many interesting new ideas emerging,' says Sunil Khilnani, whose latest book Incarnations looks at Indian history through 50 lives. IMAGE: Professor Sunil Khilnani at the Crossword book store, Kemps Corner, South Mumbai. Photograph: Archana Masih/Rediff.com   Sunil Khilnani is standing in front of the ...
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History is not a luxury, but a necessity for a society like ours: Sunil Khilnani

Sunil Khilnani is standing in front of the new arrivals at Mumbai's Crossword book store in Kemps Corner, surrounded by a clutch of young book store staffers. "This book is about 50 Indians. You can read one every night before you go to bed," says the historian about Incarnations, an extremely readable book about the people who have shaped 2,500 years of Indian history. The stories look at these individuals -- some famously known like Buddha, Ashoka, Gandhi, Raj Kapoor; and others forgotten ...
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The Red Earth that made Kanhaiya Kumar

'The blood that runs in the veins of our family can never be anti-national.' 'They called Kanhaiya a traitor for questioning the Indian Army. Do they know that our cousin was killed by militants in Manipur while serving with the CRPF?' Kanhaiya Kumar will eventually leave the headlines, but on the verandah of his family home in Bihat, he will be in the news for a long time. For the old comrades in the village -- also known as 'Bihar's Leningrad' -- clinging to the vestiges of Communism, ...
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Take a bow, Lieutenant Colonel Sofiya Qureshi!

'The same charm that draws men to the armed forces also draws women. It is love for the nation and honour and pride in donning the uniform,' says Lieutenant Colonel Sofiya Qureshi, the first woman to lead the Indian Army in a 18-nation military exercise that concludes in Pune on Women's Day. IMAGE: Lieutenant Colonel Sofiya Qureshi is leading India at the Force 18 military exercise in Pune. Along with South East Asian countries, military personnel from the US, Russia, New Zealand and China ...
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That February in Rishikesh

Forty seven years ago, four men -- one of whom controversially declared they were more famous than Jesus Christ -- arrived in Rishikesh to savour Indian spiritualism.The ashram where they stayed is now a museum dedicated to the Fab Four.Archana Masih/Rediff.com stopped by recently to discover that in this corner of India, the Beatles are still rocking. "Do you know where the Beatles Museum is?" I ask a foreigner as I stand at the end of the road, overlooking a shamshan ghat in Rishikesh. "Left ...
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